mentalConstruction and operation of a new Child and Family Services building will help Mohave Mental Health Clinic, Inc. (MMHC) centralize and improve some of its Kingman area services. A 16,000 square foot outpatient services clinic is being built on a three acre site located at 915 Airway Avenue. CEO Dawn Abbott said the new facility will eventually replace leased space at two other locations on Stockton Hill Road. `Our current space is just too small to adequately meet the needs of our community so we’ve got staff that are double and triple stacked in offices where we also lack space for group programming,” Abbott said. “So this new space, in addition to bringing everybody into one central building, will also allow staff to develop additional programming because they’ll have room to do so.” Flagstaff-based Loven Contracting, Inc.  is the general contractor for the $2.8 to $3-million project that should be completed by next June. The site is located in close proximity to the Mohave Mental Health Clinic on Western Avenue and is just a stone’s throw from the organization’s administrative support facility on Sycamore Avenue.  Mike Morfeld and Brei Brooks of Morfeld Ray Architects worked collaboratively with MMHC leadership to develop the design for the building. The facility includes space for West Kingman Pharmacy, as well as two retail spaces. The family of the late John Lingenfelter donated the property for the new building. “We’re very, very appreciative of their support,” Abbott said of the Lingenfelter gift. “Doc Lingenfelter and I started talking about this project probably six or seven years ago and he just had this vision that we need to have a building that kids and families can go to in Mohave County, and he was very committed to that vision.” Abbott said Mohave Mental Health accepts various donations but operates mostly with funds provided by the state of Arizona, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System and Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health. She said the organization that was founded in 1968 has expanded the array of services it provides in Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City.

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